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Grassy Narrows Chief Fobister calls on all candidates to make clean water commitments

Grassy Narrows – ANISHINAABE – Chief Fobister, from Grassy Narrows states, “The government of Canada failed to act for 15 years after it knew that Grassy Narrows water violated safety limits for tubidity and possible cancer causing chemicals”. In a statement issued by Grassy Narrows First Nation the band says, “Health Canada found THMs, a possibly […]

Posted 2 September 2015 by in Anishinaabe
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Alzheimer Society Coffee Break® marks 20 years of raising funds and awareness

THUNDER BAY – LIVING – Can a cup of coffee make a difference for people with Alzheimer’s disease? In September, it can.  The Alzheimer Society Thunder Bay invites local residents to kick off the 20th anniversary of Coffee Break, the Society’s longest-standing nationwide fundraising event. Coffee Break events are easy to host yet important for […]

Posted 2 September 2015 by in Featured
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A man looks at electronic boards displaying various Asian countries' stock price indexes outside a brokerage in Tokyo, September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Asian Stocks Fall For Third Straight Day on Weak Manufacturing Reports

Asian Stocks Fall on Chinese Manufacturing Reports HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian shares fell for a third straight day on Wednesday as weak manufacturing reports from China, the United States and Europe fuelled worries about slowing global growth, while the safe-haven Japanese yen firmed as investors unwound carry trades. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares […]

Posted 2 September 2015 by in Business
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Macs on May Street

Suspect Arrested in Mac’s Robbery Attempt

THUNDER BAY – Another Mac’s Convenience Store robbery, after a long break in the robberies of the twenty-four-hour stores. Thunder Bay Police have arrested a Fort Hope male for a robbery that occurred last evening at a Mac’s Convenience Store location on North May Street. Officers attended the business just before 9:00PM to take a report from […]

Posted 1 September 2015 by in CrimeBeat
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Ontario FireRangers are in Jasper National Park, supporting efforts of Parks Canada to contain a wildfire. Photo courtesy of Parks Canada Rogier Gruys

Climate Change is Increasing the Severity of Fires this Summer

A Summer of Fire, Smoke, Ash and Climate Change QUATHIASKI COVE, BC – CLIMATE – Wildfires are ripping across California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska during this summer of 2015, the result of unprecedented droughts and record temperatures. Millions of hectares are being burned, along with hundreds of homes. Fire-fighting costs are multiplying, the […]

Posted 1 September 2015 by in Featured
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